As I write this, I’m in a state of mind where disappointment seems to be ruling the roost. Safe to say that I am currently feeling extremely low. Just one of those days, I suppose, when all that is lacking or wrong seems to take the centre stage pushing the good out of the periphery. What can I say, something went wrong and from there on it was a ripple effect of feeling bad to worse. But then this mom has promised to be mindful, hasn’t she? That’s why I have decided to do a little exercise. Yes, to write down my 21 small ways to be happier. Perhaps, this will help to shift my focus back to all that I have and am grateful for. And all that is there to do to feel better. Makes sense, doesn’t it? I hope it does.
I know that happiness is intrinsic, something that comes from deep within when we fight our way through the materialistic clutter of desires. Of course, being human, I forget this from time to time. And it’s okay because feeling bad or low is very natural. No one can be happy all the time. But after ruing about what went wrong or what didn’t happen, we need to pick up the pieces. At least, try to. Yes, try to be happy. And do you know what the best part about that is? It’s that true happiness almost always lies in the tiniest and silliest of things.
So, without further ado, let me list out the smallest of things that make me happy, that can make me happy and that already make my life better than I think it is.
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My 21 Small Ways To Be Happier
Reading a book.
Listening to music.
Hugging my little girl and sleeping.
Seeing the smile on my little girl’s face when I go to pick her.
Eating good food.
Talking to my parents.
Watching my favourite television series.
A sister’s day out.
Dipping biscuits into my tea and savouring them.
Cooking something good for the family.
When the little one’s cough goes away.
Shopping for clothes and wearing those new clothes to work. (Vanity is good at times!)
Buying a book.
Writing something each day.
Working on my blog a little every day.
Taking an impromptu off for a date with the husband.
Staying in on weekends.
Watching chick flicks with the sister.
A visit to the parlour.
Sitting on the balcony with a drink in hand and nothing else to do.
Well, that was me. I won’t say I feel completely better but it’s working. The clouds are starting to clear a little. I think I’ll come back to this exercise every now and then to remind myself that it’s not that hard to feel better, to feel happy.
What would you add to the list if you had to make one for yourself?